A Correctional Officer earns an average salary of $34,487 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Correctional Officer Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$24,533 - $59,608
(Median)
25K
34K
44K
60K
MEDIAN: $34,487
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Correctional Officer Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$10.57 - $22.50
(Median)
11
13
15
19
23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,533 - $59,608  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,050  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,403 - $56,738  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $22.50  
   
Overtime
$13.72 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,403 - $56,738  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,279
Is Correctional Officer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Correctional Officer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location
Popular Employer Salaries for Correctional Officer
Job Description for Correctional Officer
A correctional officer works at a prison, jail, or similar institution. They are responsible for maintaining the safety and control of all persons remanded to the custody of the facility. The help ensure and enforce all procedures and regulations as required by the jurisdiction and management.
Read More...
Correctional Officer Tasks
  • Responsible for transporting or moving prisoners.
  • Receive and secure prisoners until their release.
  • Maintain security of the jail or institution.
  • Supervise prisoners and maintain security, rules, regulations and cleanliness in correctional facility.
Pay by Experience Level for Correctional Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Fresno
up arrow 93%
San Diego
up arrow 87%
Chicago
up arrow 68%
Los Angeles
up arrow 55%
New York
up arrow 40%
Miami
up arrow 20%
Baltimore
up arrow 13%
Orlando
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
0%
National Average
$34,000
Jacksonville
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Columbia
up arrow 18%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Correctional Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Correctional Officer Salaries

People Management
up arrow 8%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%
Security Policies and Procedures
0%
National Average
$34,000
Emergency Response
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 230 votes.
Gender
Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -